Since its inception in the late 1920’s, polyvinyl chlorine (PVC) has provided innovative and dependable plastic solutions in a variety of settings.
Created from extremely strong polymers, this thermoplastic resin is usually shipped and stored in a powder format and can be combined with a plasticizer to form durable, yet flexible, plastic products. As a thermoplastic, PVC has long molecules with “side chains” that are difficult to break down. The durable, flexible nature of PVC plastic makes it a great option for products such as:
- Inflatable products
PVC can also be used as a replacement for rubber, copper, iron or wood. Although PVC plastic is highly mold-able and flexible, the material is created from extremely strong polymers. Their durable nature adds to the persistent and growing problem of plastic waste around the world. With the addition of EcoPure®, your company’s PVC products can be manufactured to biodegrade* at an accelerated rate in landfills without affecting the chemical durability or flexibility inherent in PVC plastic during its useful life.
* Biodegradation rates of EcoPure®-treated plastic materials measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill.